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VOL. I-NO, 10
PltJCLADIDLPHIA, THUBSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 11)14.
PiUGE OKJE CENT
MAYOR OBJECTS
TO BACON'S YOTE
AGAINST YETO
Believes Court Order Should
Have Directed Seating of
Moore Pending Final Decision.
Forty-Fourth Ward Soloct Coun
cilman Obodlont Servant and
Beneficiary of the Ponrose-Varo-McNichol
Machine.
Mayor Blankenburg today expressed the
opinion Hint the Supremo Couit should
havo seated Dr. Philip H.,Mouro as Se
lect Councilman from the 44th Ward until
tta decision In an election contest was an
nounced, Instead of permitting Dr. Wil
liam D. llacon to hold the seat. It was
Bacon's vote which made possible the
passage of the Municipal Court's vague
land-condemning oidlnance over the
Mayor's veto in Select Council on Tues
day. The Mayor said Dr. Moore should
hue been seated, because Judge Auden
rled had declared Bacon's election had
been obtained by fraud and that Dr,
Moore was rightfully and legally entitled
to the seat.
"What do you think of the order of the
Eupremo Court permitting Doctor Bacon
to retain his scat in Select Council until
a decision la rendered In the contested
election case with Dr. Philip H. Mooie
in that ward?" the Mayor was asked.
"It seems to me as a layman," he
answered, "that from the evidence In
the case and after Ju'ge Audenrlcd had
ucclaied Doctor Moore eligible to the
seat, he should be the one retained In
Select Council until the decision of the
Supreme Court Is given, nnd not Bacon.
That's the way It seems to me.
"I remember the famous Conway case
in the Fifth Ward .11 years ago. Conway
was counted out In the contest over the
election for Select Council. He spent
thousands of dollars In contesting the
cae in the courts and was flnnlly award
ed his seat on the very day that his
term In Councils expired."
VOTH FOR ORGANIZATION.
The vote of Dr. Bacon, political ob-r-eivers
said today, will continue to bo
recorded in Select Council in the interests
of Pemoso, McNIchol nnd Varc, although
Judge Audenrled In Common Pleas Court
deelaied Bacon Ineligible to his seat.
The Supreme Couit Is the medium bring
Ufcfd to Keep Bacon lit his seut as the
ostensible representative of the 4Uh
Ward, although Judge Audenrled inter
preted the decision of the voters of that
ward, ilmost a year ago, to be for Dr.
Philip H. Moore, a man pledged to uphold
the policies ot the Blankenburg Adminis
tration. An ord-r was made by the Supreme
Court yesterday giving Doctor Bacon the
privilege of remaining In Select Council
until the appeal ho made to the higher
court fiom Judge Audenricd's decision Is
flnallv decided.
BACON A MACHINE BENEFICIARY.
Bacon Is Included among the dual office
holders In Select Council, whom Mayor
Blankcnbuig unsparingly denounced In
his message last Thursday. He receives
a salary of J'SOnO a year as real estate
ati-essor. The post came as a gratuity
from the Republican machine enrly this
year. Bacon owes his fealty absolutely
to the McNIchol branch of the Penrose
machine.
According to Judge Audenried's Inter
pretation of the balloting in the Forty
fourth Ward last fall. Doctor Moore, thi
Blankcnburg candidate, was elected by
SS votes.
Crookedness at the official count In the
ard was responsible for the opening of
nil the ballot boxes. The examiners
made their report to Judge Audenrlcd,
declaring their finding to be in favor ot
Doctor Muore. The oilgiual crooked count
gave a handful majority to tho Penrose
McNIchol machine candidate, Dector
Bacon.
Judge Audenrled. nfter hearing the
arguments In the case, declared Moore
entitled tu tho seat. The Ponrose-Mc-Nlchol
candidate then Introduced his
case Into tho ponderous mazes of tho
Supreme Court In the shape of an ap
pial, more for the sake of tho delay
that was certain, thin for the purpose
of obtaining a clean-cut decision. The
trick of utilizing the law's delay has
been frequently used by the Penroso-
aic.Mciiol-Vare lomblne In similar cases.
Bacon has already represented the Re
publican machine forces in Select Coun
cil for a year, under a legal expedient
rather than under the legal right to his
teat. The effect of the order of the Su
preme Court will prolong that tenure.
EARLY DECISION JUSTLY DUE.
The final decision, In case it ba against
Bacon, wllljie that he had no right to
the seat In Select Council, although an
order of the same Court allowed him to
sit there, pending the decision. His
term will expire next fall and reform
forces are dubious of any possibility of
seating their candidate In time to obtain
any valuable support for the Administra
tion's policies.
Supporters of the Blankenburg Admin
istration are questioning the feasibility
01 attempting to nullify the vote of Dr.
Bacon in case the Supreme Court ulti
mately decides against him. If such ac
tion were possible the veto of Mayor
Blankenburg on the ordinance to con
demn a Lorner of the city block at
2lst and Race streets for the Municipal
Court would stand.
MAY CONTEST VOTE.
The Administration supporters point out
that Bacon's vote against the Mayor's
veto was cast on Tuesday, before the
definite order was handed down by tho
Supreme Court declaring that Bacon had
a right tu the Select Council seat. It is
contended that when Bacon overruled
tlic .Mayor he was not occupying his seat
I" Select Council under a definite court
order, and that Doctor Moore's eligibility
had been declared by Judge Audenrled.
On that point a contest may be started.
Independent forces pointed out today
that the Supreme Court can advance on
Hi calendar any case that it deems of
sufficient Importance to warrant Imme
diate (settlement. They assert It to be
Incomprehensible that tho Supreme
Court will not give early consideration
the definite seating of one or the
etbr pt the contestants.
SEARCH FOR SEGAL'S ASSETS
Bankruptcy Hearing Postponed at
Bequest of Counsel.
The hearing In bankruptcy to trace
missing assets of Adolph Regal, ekyiocket
financier, now In the Noirlstown Insane
Asylum, wns pentpoued this morning until
Monday, when It wait repoited that sev
eral attorneys representing credltoia
could not be present.
Joseph Mellors, the referee In bank
ruptcy, waited until John SparhaWk,
once Segal's counsel, appenred nnd askd
for a poMtponcmcnt, because his uttorncy
could not attend tho lirarlng,
Flank C. Andrews, whose nrrcst was
caused b Segal last January on n charge
of coiKplriry, and who reprcvents several
or Segal's creditors, wn thu only other
pernn present when Mellors announced
the postponement.
Tho henrlng will bo held Monday morn
ing at 10:8". Phyalclans ato expected to
teatlfy'to Segal's condition before ho was
taken to Norrlstown.
MAYOR SIGNS BILL
PUTTING $11,000,000
LOAN DP TO VOTERS
General Good Features
Cause Him to Overrule
Objection to $400,000 Item
for Municipal Court Building.
Mayor Blnnkcnburg signed at noon to
dny In the presence of newspapermen,
tho ordinance submitting tho $U,fK),uO0
municipal loan to voters ut tho November
election. He objected to the Item of
T4W,(C0 contained In tho loan for the erec
tion of a courthouse for the Juvenile and
Domestic Relations Divisions of tho .Mu
nicipal Court, but declared that ho would
not withhold his signature from a loan
hill that had so many other excellent fea
tured. His nttltude on the Municipal
Court project, ho ascrtcd, will bo one
ot "watchful waiting."
Tho Mayor received the oidlnance at
H:r,0 thin morning, from Charles B. Hall.
Sergeant-nt-Arms of Councils, but was
Imsv at the time. Half an hour later ho
called tho newspnpormen Into his office,
where he was scnled with the ordinance
on his desk bcfoie him.
"I have Just received tho loan bill," he
said, "and I will sign It, nlthough I do
not approve of the ?400,000 item for the
Municipal Court. But my disapproval of
that must not Jeopardize the other ex
cellent features of the loan. So here
goes my signature."
The Mayor then signed the bill.
"Mr. Mayor, what do you think of the
loan In general?" he was inked,
"Some items I would like to have seen
Irrgcr lu amount nnd others smaller," he
nnswered. "I would like to have had
more for bridges, for-the Parkway and for
the Art Museum. I would like to have
had money for some useful things, Instead
of for come that are not so useful.
"Hut on the whole, I nm satisfied with
the loan, with the exception of the Mu
nicipal Court Item, which I think Is an
oxtiavngnncc that should not have been
grunted. I am sure that If It Is permit
ted to go on there will result all kinds
of expenditures of money In a final
amount thnt pven the advocates of th
Municipal Court do not realize now. My
nttltude on the Municipal Court project
will be 'watchful waiting.' "
CARRANZA NOTIFIES
U.S. THAT HE WILL
NOT ATTACK VILLA
U. S. S. NORTH CAROLINA
ORDERED TO TURKEY
Battleship Will Protect American In
terests In Ottoman Empire.
WASHINGTON, Sept. SI. The battle
ship North Carolina, after transferring
her cargo of gold to the yacht Scorpion,
today was ordered to proceed to Beirut,
Turkey, to protect American Interests
In 'the Ottoman empire.
The Scorpion met the North Carolina
at Brlndlsl and now Is on her way to
Constantinople.
WOULD CUT PRESIDENT'S
SALARY TO SAVE MONEY
Senator Shoppard Introduces Econ
omy Measure.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 -President
Wilson's salary will be cut two, while
the salary of every other Federal em
ploye who draws JtOO a month or mora
will be reduced, beginning November I,
for a war economy measure, If a bill In
troduced today by Senator Sheppard, of
Texas, Is passed.
The proposed cut begins at $1200 sal
aries at 2 per cent., scaling up to 12 per
cent, on all salaries in excess of $6000. so
that the full effect of the cut would be
felt by Senators, Representatives and
Cabinet officers- All army and navy offi
cers would also be affected by this cut.
Senator Sheppard has been particularly
displeased by the cut In the river and
harbor appropriations on account of tho
war emergencj, and he feels that all
divisions of the Government service
should also economize.
Mexican Leader Says His
Forces Will Wait on Ac
tion of Rebel General,
Who Rushes Army South.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 24.-The United
States Government today wan notified
by Genet nl Carrnnza that he would not
attack General Villa and his forces, bul
would remain on the defensive and rn
slst attack. i
urcops of both Villa nnd Carrnnza nl
rendy are moving to battle. Those of Car
ranza ate being sent north from Zaca
teens, whlb Villa has leen gathering his
lorccfl at Chihuahua and Torrcon for sev
eral weeks.
General mobilization of troops In north
ern Melco, lojnl to General Carranza, Is
under way at Montoiey.
Tho present troop movements Indicate
that the first battle between the Car
lanza and Villa forces will be fought In
the State of Zacatecas, somewhere on the
Mexican National Railway.
Gencial Villa Is rushing troops south
ward from Ton eon as fast as troop
trains can be made up. Constitutionalists
loyal to Villa throughout Chihuahua and
Sonora are being concentrated.
Although Carranza has the advantage
of controlling the capital, Villa's big
army Is tqtilppol for a long, vigorous
war. Tho soldiers of the former bandit
nro loyal to hlln. while Carrnnza Is be
lieved to havo no general on his staff
equal to Villa from a standpoint of
strategic ability.
VILIjA BUYS ARMS.
Within the past 4S.hours. according
to reports, more than 7000 rifles, half
a dozen machine guns and 3,000,000
rounds of ammunition have bcon sent
across tho border, consigned to Villa's
headquarters.
Carranza probably will be able to com
mund tho tisc of a lnrgo section of the
Federal nrmy, which had fought for
Hucrta. Villa can raise an army of be
tween 40,000 nnd 50,000 men, If not more.
George C. Caiothers, special representa
tive of the State Department, who was
ordered last night to proceed to
Chihuahua, was notified today to return
hero and Interview General Obrcgon, the
Carranza leader, who was arrested by
General Villa nnd later pet free.
'Immediate return of Paul Fuller, of
New York, and possibly John Ltnd to
Mexico, n rers-onnl representatives of the
President In a movement to prevent
further bloodshed, Is also under considera
tion. War Department officials persistently
dcclnred they had heard nothing .of a.
revolution In the northern States of
Mexico.
Secretary Garrison said he had heard
from Gcnernl Bliss, In command of the
troops along the border, but that the
offlcnr hnd made nn mention of any
trouble or that any was anticipated.
TROOPS WILt, LEAVE.
There will be no change In the attitude
of the United States Government toward
Moxlco as n result of the break between
General Carrnnza nnd General Villa, It
was declared at the White House today.
The Administration will hold unswervingly
to Its course, and Is confident that the
trouble will be settled In the near future.
The Amoilcan troops will b-i withdrawn
ftom Vera Cruz as has been planned and
officially there will be no recognition of
the Villa revolt.
Tho causes of tho conflict between the
two men are well understood by Presi
dent Wilson and he was not surprised by
recent developments.
Administration officials. It is said, ex
pect nn entire change of potlcy by
Carrnnza In tho near future and that he
will yield to the major demands of Gcn-
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The War Today
DUKE OF MANCHESTER
DUKE OF MANCHESTER
HERE WANTS SOLACE
FROM VEXING CARES
Tried to Interest Capitalists
in Moving Picture Project.
Gets Much Sympathy
ies' Chorus.
From Folli
The Duke of Manchester, who has been
nn unhcrnlded visitor In Philadelphia, left
this city today after seeking ndvlce as to
how he could ip-estubllsh a $10,000,000 mov
ing plctuic concorn. The company col
lupsed in New York, Its demise being due
to the complications In Europe, and scarc
ity of money generally.
The Duke did not receive much en
couragement from those he saw here, so
he slipped quietly away from the Belle-vue-Stratford
on learning that conditions
were bad.
The Duke Intended to make moving
pictures which would Instruct and en
tertain school children nnd their parents,
and to get good material he proposed
visiting the Holy Land and take pictures
In keeping with the plan; trips to India
nnd other places also were planned.
The venture wns to have been backed
by tho International Social Service
League, which, up to a few days ago,
had "umptuously appointed offices at IS
East 41st street. New York city. The
league wns organized last June, with n
capital stock of $10,000,000. To spread In
.all directions the league also absorbed
the Church and School Social Service
Bureau, of which Dr. William Carter, ex
pastor of Mndlson Avenue Reformed
.Church, was the head.
Dr. Carter explained that the war,
economic conditions and falluro of tho
Duko's friends to buy stock, caused the
collapse. When the moving picture plan
was presented to the clergyman, he Im
mediately made the Duke International
president. H. J. Hite, of New York, a
practical picture man wns made vice
president, but the death of Mr. Illtc sub
sequently was a blow to the concern
from which It could not recover.
The Duko's wife, who was formerly
Miss Helena Zimmerman, nn heiress of
Cincinnati, Is believed to be abroad.
Whether or not she approves of her hus
band's venture Is a mntter of conjecture.
Th heavy worries of the affair follow
ing the falluro were a little too much
for the Duke to stand without relaxa
tion. So he ramp to Philadelphia nnd
while here called on some of the mem
ber of tho Follies of 1014 company, it Is
said, and told them of his troubles. They
gnve him lots of sympathy and In re
turn. It appears that thn Duke gave
thf-m a dinner or a breakfast. At any
rate. It was a good meal. The feast
wns In Atlantic City
When then. Duke returned here again
hi could not help thinking of his trou
blt. no he Just packed un. or hurl hi
valet do the packing and got out. No
em! Villa
Institution of a new embargo on arms I one knows where he went.
nnd ammunition to Mexico was another
question before the President
The break between General Villa and
his former chief arose over Villa's de
mand that the vast estates of the wealthy
men of Mexico be divided up and the
land parcelled out among tho peons.
Since General Carrnnza has been at tho
head of tho Government In Mexico City
ho has made no move toward carrying
out this reform, although the revolution
which put him at the head of tho re
public was an uprising of peons.
PROMISED MEN FARMS.
General Villa had promised the men
of his army that each should have a,
farm after the war was over. In some
parts of Chihuahua, after Villa had con
quorod that distilct, he acted Indepen
dently of Carranza by splitting up gigantic
ranches himself and giving away the
ground to his soldiers.
This declaration, taken from Villa's
proclamation of wnr, is the real keynote
of tho situation as It exists today:
"In view of the attitude of Venustlano
Carranza, which has been the causa of
great Inlury to our country, nnd since
he could never govern a republic, nor
make happy a country which aspires to
a rfml democracy, a country which wants
to have a government emanating from
the people subject to nn Interpretation nt
the national feelings, we have been
DANIELS ORDERS CLOSING
OF SIASCONSET WIRELESS
Drastic Action Follows Marconi Com
pany's Resistance to Censorship.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 24.-Serretnry
Daniels today Issued orders for the
closing of Slasconset wireless station at
noon tomorrow.
The drastic action was taken because
of th falluro of the Marconi Wireless
lelograph Company to explain Its han
ding of partisan messages, or to give
assurance of Its Intention In the future
to observe the Government regulations.
Secretary Daniels nlicd Instructions to
l-.nilgn Mxnn. navy censor at Slasconset,
to soe that the station waa completely
closed at noon tomorrow.
John W. Griggs, former Attorney Gen
eral, and president of the Marconi system
hnd made no reply to the Secretary, ex
cept a brief telegram, requesting suspen
sion of artlon, pending the tiling of suit
by his company to test the right to op
pose wireless censorship. It Is expected
his first move will be nn application for
an Injunction to restrain the navy from
ciosmg me station
Night assaults, directed against the Al
lies' centre In an effort to relieve tho
pressure against General von Kluk's
nrmy, have been repulsed. General
von Bochm's army has reinforced
the German right wing, whero the
most violent fighting continues on
the 12th day of the battle In France.
A general of von Kluk's staff has
been captured.
Russians continue westward advance
toward Cracow. Skirmishes with the
Austrian rear guard occupy their at
tention and they are taking minor
positions on the way to their objec
tive. The main army has been aug
mented by troops from the Interior
mobilization centres. One corps has
been loft to continue the investment
of Przcmysl, which continues under
tremendous bombardment.
In the East Prussia-Poland campaign
the Russians, under Rennenkampf,
have successfully lured the Germans
onward by their "trntegical retire
ment. An unconfirmed report states
that the Germans gave battle and
were routed. The Germans have
strongly fortified the Thorn-Czesto-ohow
line In order to withhold as
long as possible the Russian invasion
of Silesia.
Rumania will declare war within a
short while, according to high offi
cials of that Government. Already
mobilization has been agreed to, and
It Is said the Balkan State will Join
the Allies. Further complications
among the Balkan countries are ex-
pected should Rumania take up arms. .
French War Office states the offensive !
taken by the Allies continues to bo
successful. Unofficial ndmisston is
made In Bordeaux that Maubctigc has ,
been captured. Berlin made this an- i
nounccment September 9, and added i
that 40,000 prisoners had been taken.
Berlin official statement Insists that all
assaults by the Allies have been re
pulsed and that the German offensive
in Russia continues. Changes In
command have been made necessary.
Accusations arc made that Russia Is
using dum-dum bullets.
Petrogrnd War Office reports success
In tho Galiclan campaign. No gen
eral battle Is expected for a few
days until reinforcements from the
interior can Join the main army.
Minister of War Sukhomllnoff an
nounces that Russia controls more
than two-thirds of the railroad lines
west of tho San and leading to Cra
cow. He further reports that present
operations cut off possibility of Aus
trian forces near Przcmysl joining
the armies between the Russian front
ana uracow. xne war Office in a
later statement says the Russian
cavalry has already penetrated to
Cracow, tho inhabitants of which are
fleeing In terror. Stntemcnt is made
that the AustrianB havo ovacuated
Gallcla with the exception of Prze
mysl and Cracow.
Japanese War Ofllce announces land
ing of British infantry to co-operate
with Japanese forces In the Klao
Chau campaign. Assault of Tslng
Tao, the principal fortification of tho
German leasehold, is expected by tho
end of the month. Japanese success
continues on Shan Tung Peninsula.
China Is in a ferment because of war
like propaganda. The President Issued
a decree ordering the Immediate ar
rest of any persons seeking to agi
tate the public mind. The decree re
Iterates the earnest desire of the
country to remain neutral.
FRENCH CAPTURE
PERONNE IN MOVE
ON GERMAN RIGHT
Official Paris Dispatch Declares Town is
Being Held Against Sharp Counter
Attacks German Night Assaults Fail
to Pierce Allies' Centre.
Invaders Make Desperate Effort to Break
Through Forts Linking Verdun and
Toul in East General on von Kluk's
Staff a Captive in Paris.
PARIS. Sept. 24.
An official statement Issued here this
afternoon announces that tho French
left wing Is making steady progress
and that Peronne has been occupied
by the French. In an attempt to drive
oft the French troops, who are threat-
J enlng his lines of communication, Gen
1 oral von Kluk Is making a sharp at-
the Ftench forces
at
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RESIDENT NAMES ENVOY
F. J. Stimson, of Boston, Selected for
Argentine Post.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 -Frederick J.
Stimson. of Boston, was nominated today
Secretary Daniels' Instructions to En- I President Wllstn to be United State3
sign E. B. Nixon. In charge of the Sins
conset station, react:
?blIfld, to, r.t10"P" h'm..as. ?o""nander. , a, convey by word of mouth and In
in-cnttT or the Constitutionalist army In
charge of the executive power, and we
nae ueciarea nostllltles."
SARAJEVO STILL SHELLED
Montenegrins Expect to Occupy Bos
nian Capitol Shortly,
CETTINJE, Sept. 24.
It was ofllclally announced here today
that the Montenegrin troops nre now
bombarding Sarajevo and that they ex
pect soon to take the city.
This disposes of the report which was
printed by the Paris Matin on Tuesday,
taylng that Sarajevo had already been
taken b the combined Servian-Montenegrin
nrmles.
The assassins of Archduke Francis Ker.
dlnand and hit. wife have been removed
from Saralevo to A gram, the capital of
Cnatla-Slavonla. where their trial will
start on November 6.
MEXICAN ENVOY EXPLAINS
CAUSE0FDISSENSI0N
Believes Tiouble Will Be Settled
Without Further Bloodshed,
WASHING'IO.V. HetH 24 -The Mexi
can Embassy oillclaU said they -ero
without advices from their Government
today, but Charge d'Affalres rrulnuldi
declared that he was led to liellee that
the existing Ulfllculty would be settled
without bloodshed. He did not Indicate
en what he based his opinion.
As the embassy understands the sit
uation the trouble o"curred when Gen
eral Carranza and his lieutenant. Gen
eral Obrcgon, broke their promise to
evacuate the Stute of Sonora on the
taking of Mexico City and turn it over
to General Villa. This action was ti:ken.
it was said, because General Carranza
became suspicious of Villa's actions.
Incensed at this apparent breach of
faith. General Villa ordered General
Obreon placed under arrest. It was
reported alio that ho commanded that
the, prisoner be shot. General CarraniA
Immediately Interfered.
w rltlnsr to persons in employ of star.
conl Wireless Telegraph Company of
America, In chnnre of the Slasconset
radio station, the Information thnt until
further orders no messages of any kind '
win do permnieq to pa sent or received
through the Slasconset radio station. In
other words that tho Slasconset station
Is closed to the transmission of radio
srams of whatever character You will
further keep a close watch on that sta
tion and Immediately report to the
Secretary of tho Navy any attempt on
tho part of any employe of the Marconi
Company to send or receive any mes
sage to or from ships at sea or to or
from another radio station
"By direction of the President
"JOSEPHUS DANIELS."
This action was taken by the Navy
Department because of the failure of tho
Marconi Wireless Company to observe
tho regulations given out by the Govern
ment with respect to censorship nnd the
sending of neutral messages.
WEATHER FORECAST
For Philadelphia and vicinity Un
settled and cooler tonight, with possi
bly showers; Friday partly cloudy;
moderate variable winds.
Fjr details, see page U,
Ambassador to the Argentlno Republic.
Mr Stimson Is to succeed John W. Gar
rett, who withdrew from his post some
time ago because, of his wife's 111 health
and requested a transfer to a European
diplomatic post.
Mr. Stimson is a well-knoun lawjer
ard essayist.
AMERICAN OIL FOR EUROPE
Too Cargoes Exceeding 1,000,000
i tack upon
, Peronne.
Peronne Is 17 miles northwest of St.
I Quentln and more than 70 miles north
; cast of Paris. In Its turnliiB move
: ment, therefore, the French left win?
has advanced about 75 miles since it
was driven across the Marne by the
swift advance of the German right
wing; and there forced the Germans
In turn to withdraw.
The complete ofllcial statement fol
lows: On our left wing, between the
Sommo and Ihe Oise, our troops
have advanced in the direction of
Roye (about 25 miles southeast of
St. Quentln). A detachment has
occupied Peronne and is maintain
ing itself there despite sharp at
tacks from the enemy. Between
the Olse and the Alsne tho enemy
continues to maintain important
forces, solidly Intrenched. WV have
advanced slightly to the northwest
of Berry-Au-Bac.
On the centre, between the Ar
gonne and Rheims. there is no
change. At the east of the Argonne
on the heights of the Meuse, the
enemy cwntlnues his attacks with
particular violence. The combat
continues with alternative recoil nt
certain points and advance at
others.
On our right wing there is no
notable change in the region of
Nancy and In the Vosges.
Some detachments of the enemy .
have attempted again to penetrate i
French territory, pushing forward I
light covering forces, but their of
fensive has been quickly arrested.
In Gallcla the Russians have
captured Jaroslaw, completely In
vested Przemsyl and continued
their offensive against Cracow.
German forces, In a series of violent
night nttacks on the centre of the Al
lies' line, again were repulsed.
The Invaders nre making desperate
efforts to relieve the crushing pressure
on tho right wing, by attempting to
cut through the centre and harassing
tho French on the eastern end of the
line.
The German army of General von
Boohm, containing practically all of the
active army that had been left In Bel-
glum, has reinforced General von Kluk
and now holds the extreme north and
west of his Una from Doual, 14 miles
tast of Arras, south to the neighbor
hood of Solssons, through Cambral and
St. Quentln.
Tho bloodiest fighting of the great
battle of the Alsne, which now s Jn
Its twelfth day. la going on there, whera
the British and French are struggling
furiously to surround and cut off the
German right.
The French have swung round a gl
gantlc circle nnd now are delivering a
the British who worn rushed to that
point are holding valllantly.
No troops nre being withdrawn from
the right to reinforce tho French cen
tre and left. They have been aided by
soveral corps from the second lino sent
from the mobilization centres to tha
south and still maintain their numer
ical superiority over the enemy.
Tho turning movement against Von
Kluk is 'necessarily slow. The ofllcial
statement at midnight referred to five
eighths of a mile as an excellent day's
gain.
series of fierce attacks on the soldiers
Gallons Will Leave This Port nqin? me .mops route ot uerman
Europe's demand for refined petroleum communications.
has become so great that two cargoes of
more wmn i.wo.wu gallons will be ship
ped from this port b the Atlantic Re
fining Companj One cargo of 200.000 gal
lons will bo shipped In the British steam
ship Bellucla. Captain Kiddle, for Hlogo
Japan Another cargo of 1.000.000 eallnna
will be shipped In the American tanker
According to the military authorities
this Is the first direct assault which the
Allies have been able to deliver against
the Important German line of commu
nication. Desperate fighting Is going
Tho impression exists hero that tho
Germans much longer cannot hold
their positions along the Alsne. Tho
Germans are at bay. They are fighting
; in desperation to hold their present
llne3 In hope that the Allies' front may
be pierced at some point. Tho only
hope of the invaders now seems to bo
in piercing the French lint In the cen
tre. To the east of Rheims, the Frencu
have a tremendous number of men
who nre fighting on the offensive.
An idea of the fierceness of the fight
ing along the western reaches .c;f Jthfl.
Alsne and tho Oise is gained from the
fact thnt trainloads of wounded arc
being brought south every night. These
soldiers tell terrible tales of night and
day fighting l.i rnin and fog or in the
darkness. The Germans havo put up
a resistance so stubborn that even Sir
John French, the British commander,
and the other gi-nerals are astounded.
It had been believed at first that tho
Germans were merely making a stand
along tho Alsne in order to cover their
retreat. After a few days of fighting
this idea was dispelled.
A general of General von Kluk's staff,
who was captured In the fighting
around Amiens, has been brought to
Paris, together with a number of other
prisoners. He looked as though ho had
been In the thick of tho fighting. Ho
was hatless and one of the shoulder
straps had been wrenched from hla
coat. His face was covered with grlma
and underneath could be detected tho
redness of exposure. His uniform was
dirty and caked with mud. His boots
were wet. muddy and torn One was
ripped as though It had been struck
by a bullet or a fragment of shrapnel.
The soldier wns worn and emaciated,
hut he bore himself proudly before hlj
captors.
Tho soldiers brought word that ths
Germans had blown up the railway
bridge near Maraumont. between Am
iens and Arras In order to hamper
the ndvanco of the French against the
troops defending tho line of communi
cations. Three trains filled with prisoners and
wounded German soldiers arrived at
the Oare Nord last night. A large
crowd gathered about the station, but
there were no hostile demonstrations.
On the train with the wounded pris
oners were 132 nurses and S3 doctors.
Upon the eastern end of the French
war theatre, the soldiers are getting
their first touch of winter Snow is fall
ing In tho Vosges mountains.
The French War Office Is ordering;
winter clothing shipped to the troop
operating In that district.
Interesting stories filter in from tha
front. One is to the effect that many
soldiers have been driven stone deaf
by the continuous detonations of tha
big guns, the sound being intensified
by the heavy, wet condition of the
atmosphere. The strain of five weeks
of continuous marching and fighting
has told on the minds of some of tho
men. A number of the soldiers havo
broken beneath the strain, going stark
mad
John U ItOCkefeller. Cant.iln t.mu on nsnprfnllv nrimnH Ar.l,. i n
White, for Copenhagen. Denmark ThU u , , -"".
ship is not liable to capture, sliuo it Is ' cnelettes- where the Thirteenth French
y.nfi rthe .Am"'Cin ""K There was a , Army Corps under General Alix is at
well-denned opinion amone 1,lr.in. ,., ' '"' " ,B H-
hore that this oil would eventuallj reach .tempting to smash the Invaders' front.
ino iJimsu ucei m ine rvortn Sea The
British warships use both rni ri nii
The shipment of these two cargoes of terrific attacks against the Allies'
nil U.41I Ym tVta Avot UU...I i . .i. . I
7". "'r:."'Z. "" -"ffw " At- tre in tho vlelnitv nr nk.,. . ... "
'?""' M.-"nin company irom this port "'"" " a" "- wno arrived here today declared that
.inca the outbreak of the war In Europe. tempt to pierce It. but the French and the Germans are m powea.ion of th.
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The Germans are continuing their ! to make official admis.mn ..-.
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